Review the Task

West Yorkshire Scouts
Module 8 – Skills of Leadership
Why should we plan?
Transferring ideas efficiently and effectively into action
Allows you to check an activity is worth doing
What is possible
Arrange things properly
Make good use of resources
Learn from both success & failure
The Planning Process
D ecide
O rganise
O perate
R eview
What is needed or wanted?
Can relate to a group, to an individual, or to yourself
What do you want to achieve?
Goal (or goals) should be clear, unambiguous and the need or
want you have identified
When is it required?
Plans need to be put into a timescale
How urgent is it?
Do you need to achieve goal by next week, month or year?
Organisation needs to take into consideration a
number of issues:
Needs to meet requirements identified in Decide
it should achieve what you set out to do & within timescale
You need to think about practical aspects – ARTS
Activity you choose
Resources you will need and how to access them
Timescale you need to meet
Skills you will require and how to obtain them
Following your plan and adjusting it as necessary as
you go along
Reviewing plan and assessing how well it ran is important
part of process. The Review needs to answer the
following questions:
Did you achieve what you set out to do? (Did you reach your goal?)
How well did it go? (What went well and what difficulties occurred)
What could you learn for the future?
What is the next DOOR?
At the Review, the next want or need can be identified
and so beginning the DECIDE stage again. The planning
process is then repeated, so opening another DOOR.
Task 1
Plan how you would build the tallest freestanding tower possible from the building
blocks using DOOR
You have two minutes to build the tower
Do not forget to review how you did after.
Think how tall the tower was, whether you
stuck to the timescale and so on
D ecide
O rganise
O perate
R eview
Task 2
Successfully complete the jigsaw
Half the group is blindfolded
Blindfolded members only to touch jigsaw pieces
Sighted members are not allowed to guide using any
physical contact
Two halves change after 5 minutes
Review the Task
Ask the following questions:
Did the group achieve the task?
Did the group work well as a team?
Were members’ needs met or skills used?
Task 3
Was the task clear, planned properly and evaluated
Was the group concerned fully involved and
motivated? Did they work together as a team?
Was every team member aware of what they were
meant to be doing? Were they encouraged to play a
full part?
Role Play
Role Play
Unable and Unwilling
Unable and Willing
Able and Unwilling
Able and Willing
Styles of Leadership
1. Telling (directive)
2. Selling (persuading)
3. Sharing (consulting)
4. Delegating
Leadership in Action
To validate this module you will need to complete two of the following:
Explain the functions of leadership in terms of the task to be done and actions to
achieve it, actions to make the group effective and actions required to meet the
needs of individuals within the group
Explain the different leadership styles and outline situations in which they might be
Describe an event or activity during which your leadership style changed a number of
Identify your preferred leadership style using a questionnaire or similar tool
Give examples of deliberately experimenting with different leadership styles to
increase your range
List five examples of using different styles with different age ranges and abilities
Run a game or activity to develop leadership skills in young people or adults
Have completed Module B of the Young Leaders’ Scheme (within the last five years)
Any other ideas, subject to agreement with a Training Adviser
Use a systematic planning tool to complete a task and discuss with a Training Adviser the
leadership functions and styles used in your role

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